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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Onward and upward

  Though I am sad to say I predict that we will not raise enough to join our local farmers market this year, we are still rocking an awesome start to the garden. Having started almost everything from seed, and most seeds are from our harvest last year, we have over 30 kinds of veggies going now. The plants I have put into the beds already have taken off at a rapid rate! I have to give credit for that to the chickens and all the work they did all winter turning and fertilizing the sold in there. Really cheap labor I tell ya.

 So far we have an entire bed dedicated to over 80 kale and lettuce. The radishes, two kinds of beets and 4 kids of carrots are planted and greenhoused for a bit while they grow. And the trellises for our cucumber jungle are built and ready. I cannot wait for this massive crop to be big and amazing already!






  

 There are also some things I have started that will go out onto a farm plot that is a garden share type thing. Where many plant, we all tend in rotation and we all share the bounty. That is exciting too because I don't want to grow corn and pumpkins here where it takes all my valuable real estate with sun hogs or ground cover that need very little maintenance before harvest time. They are all germinating and popping up as we speak in a small greenhouse. It's amazing what can be accomplished with little money and utilizing sun space.




So the list currently for Feltifarm produce is as follows:

  • romanesco (cauliflower) 
  • husky cherry tomatoes
  • white corn
  • Cinderella pumpkins
  • yellow crook neck squash 
  • watermelon radishes
  • beets
  • butter lettuce
  • red romaine 
  • dino kale
  • lace leaf kale
  • arugula
  • dragon carrots
  • yellow carrots
  • danver carrots
  • lemon cucumbers
  • baby arm cucumbers (our own hybrid from last year and the name stuck) 
  • gherkin cucumbers
  • marketmore cucumbers
  • mini red bell peppers
  • mini yellow bell peppers
  • red plum tomatoes
  • Italian stewing tomatoes
  • zucchini
  • patty pan squash
  • yellow patty pan squash
  • butternut squash
  • snap peas
  • snow peas
  • purple bush beans
  • yellow wax beans
  • rhubarb
  • artichoke 
  • blueberries   

A variety of herbs too. 


All you need is a little patience and this turns into food. I seriously love it so much.

 (this years seed starts)

(from last years yumminess)


 We will be offering a bit of a friends and family CSA or farm share for sale. Veggies eggs and maybe some canned goodies if people are into it. If you are local let me know if you want in. I think this will replace our market plan unless of course the sky rains money.

















5 comments:

  1. So awesome. I tried growing veggies here in my back yard, well...the little bit of yard I have around all the cement. Last year was just a crap shoot. The soil here is so dry and full of rocks and clay, I can plant something and the exact same thing 1 foot away won't grow. Last year I worked the soil a lot, and this year I decided to stick to flowers. But I grew up on a farm and we had huge gardens...I really miss that.

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    1. Girl, you come visit. The boys can run rampant and we can drink wine in the gazebo and your hubs can pass out in the hammock. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I can't wait til we can get our garden going! We didn't do any seeds this year because there is nowhere in our house to put them where the kids or cats won't kill them. We also dream of doing a mini CSA! Maybe this year!

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  3. I want in!! I've been wanting to join a CSA for years, but between EEK stranger anxiety and BLAH laziness, I have not. I'd love to be a contributing partaker (not a word wtf) in the fruits of your labor!

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    1. Yay!! Ok Kelsey! I will text you some details I am hammering out. :)

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